Robotic Welding

Robotic Welding

In December 2015, Absolute Welding and Machining acquired the one of the first Neweld Robotic Welding Systems in North America. The Neweld system was designed for the repair and reclamation of forging dies. With a 120″ reach and 100,000 lb capacity, Absolute’s robotic systems can serve the entire forging industry. The robotic system can re-weld a die to an average of 4 mm over print specifications. Though the combination of laser-based portable CMM systems, custom software, and a Miller pulse welding system coupled to a¬†Yaskawa robot, the Neweld system is ground breaking for the forging industry. As of January 2020, Absolute Welding is running four robotic welding cells to serve the forging industry’s needs.

Absolute’s system can see a reduction of weld alloy use by as much as 30%. This reduction in welding alloy by welding to within 4 mm of print minimizes machining time and costs. In addition, the pulse system used for welding has shown up to 30% increase in die life over traditionally arc welding.

See our article in Forging Magazine!